The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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Huckleberry Finn is a young twelve year old boy who goes on an adventure down the Mississippi river. Huck meets many people on his journey. In the fiction novel Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain uses Huck 's adventure to show that while there might be heroes in this world there will always be villains.

The first villain the reader is faced with in the book is Pap. Pap is a raging alcoholic. "Yes, he 's got a father, but you can 't never find him these days. He used to lay drunk with the hogs in the tanyard, but he hain 't been seen in these parts for a year or more."(Twain) This quote shows that Huck’s father was a raging alcoholic. Pap was so drunk that he could not tell how bad the tanyard smelled so he lived there. Pap uses Huck to take back the money that huck had found and given to the judge. “Next day he was drunk, and he went to Judge Thatcher 's and bullyragged him, and tried to make him give up the money; but he couldn 't, and then he swore he 'd make the law force him.”(Twain) This shows that Pap is not only a raging alcoholic but he uses his son to get the money that he gave to the judge. This is just as bad as stealing. Pap abuses his son for no reason. "Don 't you give me none o ' your lip," says he. "You 've put on considerable many frills since I been away. I 'll take you down a peg before I get done with you.”(Twain) This quote shows that Pap is threatening Huck for talking about his schooling and how he is enjoying it. Pap is upset about this because he does…

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